Are you looking for a great way to get your kid out of the house and into the sun this summer? Offer to send them to surf camp and watch their eyes light up! Surf camp is a great way for your child to stay in shape and learn a new sport. They are action packed and present a pleasant alternative from the lackluster formula that most summer camps offer. If you live close to any beach, they usually offer week long or two week camps and provides all the equipment your child would need to start out.
There are typically separate camps broken into age brackets. These brackets normally go from kids (6-10), teens (13-17), and even family camps where the whole family can bond over catching a couple of waves. But before you go rushing to sign your child up, there are a few things you should check out.
Every surf camp should have certain certifications that will tell you if they are legitimate. When checking up on a camp, see if they have any sponsorship from name brand companies. Some of the biggest names in surfing are Billabong, Quicksilver, and Roxy. Make sure that all of the instructors are lifeguard and CPR certified. See if the camp will provide meals and if they are insured. Above all, read online reviews or talk to other people who have used the camp before you sign your child up.
With video games, television and the Internet, children are becoming increasingly weary of going outdoors. Trying to find a summer that camp that will not only hold their interest but will also provide the safety that they need could seem like a daunting task. A surf camp is an excellent way to get your child out of the house while teaching them a great new sport.